FLORENTIN SMARANDACHE: ENCYCOLOPOETRIA
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|FLORENTIN SMARANDACHE: ENCYCOLOPOETRIA|
For this finely produced collection, I should start with a quote from the front of the book:
This anticreation is a 1990-2006 experimental poetry collection. It intends to be the worst book and at the same time the best trash published in the United States and maybe in the world. Look at its record! It deserves an award for badness! The author is a non-writer writer. I give you a wrong example about doing literature.This is a book of experimental poetry, with found work. It is typographical and much of it is therefore to be viewed rather than read. For me, the most interesting aspects are the black and white sketches. The book is well-produced, and I think it best to leave the viewer to decide what to make of the quote given above. The concept of "everything being poetry" was introduced in Britain largely through the Writers Forum, the members of which experimented with sound, visuals and dance, and anything else they could think of. The introduction of sound poetry in Britain during the 1960s (see the work of Bob Cobbing) heralded a wave of experimentation. This was a similar type of experiment to that in the art world, and boundaries between art and literature were explored during the latter years of the 20th century.
|reviewer: Doreen King.|